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  Nov 27, 2022
GRADUATE CATALOG 2020-2021 [Archived Catalog]

Biology (Medical Sciences), M.S.

The Master of Science in Biology (Medical Sciences) program is designed to prepare students for a career in medical sciences research or for those students wishing to enter medical or dental school. This degree can be completed in one calendar year. For those who have a Class A Standard Educator License, this degree meets the requirement for Class AA Standard Educator License.

Admission Requirements

  1. Students must have a minimum score on one of the following exams in order to enroll in this program: MCAT 20 (New MCAT score-490), DAT 15, General GRE: Verbal -146 , Quantitative-146. Acceptable standardize exams must be submitted prior enrollment.
  2. Science undergraduate hours requirement: 16 hours of biology, 16 hours of chemistry, and 8 hours of physics, witha minimum grade of “C” in each course, are required to enter this program.

Requirements of the Program

Students must complete a minimum of 33 or up to a maximum of 45 semester hours of graduate work. Students must take 3 of the following courses:

  Vertebrate Histology,   Pharmacology I,   Human Gross Anatomy,   Medical Physiology I,   Medical Physiology II, and  Human Neuroanatomy. Students must also complete BIO 6430 Graduate Seminar.  Students who wish to earn the MS Biology (Medical Sciences) Degree may not count more than 6 hours of research toward the degree.  The remaining courses may be taken from the following: